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Posts published in “Courthouse Project”

A Courthouse Moment: “We do not have a body.”

In Durham County Courtroom 7C recently, prosecutor Mary Jude Darrow scans a docket of first appearances, bond hearings, and probation violations. Outside, a pair of…

A Courthouse Moment: “I can see the progress.”

On September 14, just before 2 p.m., Courtroom 7D buzzes. Attorneys chatter in the well; family members, religious leaders, and local organizers share smiles in…

A Courthouse Moment: ‘She’s a bully.’

Middle schoolers deem justice to be served when a bully gets pulled into the principal’s office. However, on March 16, that drama superseded the principal…

A Courthouse Moment: ‘He’s not running.’

William McFadden, the Tech Lead for the Digital Forensics Unit at the Durham Police Department, takes the stand. He’s worked for 18 years for the…